March 2014 | Asia Property

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Prudential and CICC fund helps Chinese buy into US recovery

Joint venture targeting major US cities for Chinese investors follows US insurer’s link-up with Fosun  Prudential Real Estate Investors and China International Capital Corporation have launched a US real...

Comment

Will Chinese be next cross-border casualties?  The history of cross-border real estate investment is littered with casualties. The litany of those who have come a cropper going overseas includes: Japanese...

Market Talk

MARKET TALK

“ChIna’s Real estate value has not really climbed relative to GDP over the years; well, the value of Real estate has climbed, but not faster than the economy has grown....

Companies & People

COMPANIES & PEOPLE

Tsang to advise Admiral Admiral Investment has appointed Kenneth Tsang as senior consultant to the board of directors, to advise on developing its research capabilities. Tsang was previously senior analyst,...

Diary

March 2014 Diary

Infrastructure of insanity grows in crazily crowded Hong Kong Anyone who thinks Hong Kong stands a chance of coming up with a way to alleviate crowding and to find new...

Company Profiles

Greenland Group

The Chinese state-backed developer, previously little known on the world stage, burst onto the international investment scene last year with billion-dollar projects in the UK, US and Malaysia  “The trend...

News

Almost HK$10bn for three resi sites

Hong Kong’s government has sold three residential sites in Kai Tak for HK$9.77bn ($1.26bn), beating market expectations. The Lands Department received 28 bids for the site, with Hong Kong-listed Chinese...

News

The Link to move into PRC with China Vanke partnership

Shareholders vote to expand retail REIT’s sphere to improve growth prospects  Shareholders in Hong Kong’s The Link REIT have voted to allow it to expand into China. At an extraordinary...

News

Forum Partners sets $500m target for fourth Asian fund

Forum Partners Investment Management’s fourth Asian fund aims to raise $500m in equity. The investment manager will continue to target preferred equity and mezzanine investments across Asia. Forum, which has...

Comment

China plans to live with slower growth

China’s latest economic reforms could end its over-reliance on credit and investment, which have put the real estate sector and wider economy at risk of a crash, and bring slower...

News

Soho to focus on prime after Shanghai sale

Soho China is selling two commercial developments in Shanghai for a total of RMB5.23bn ($0.85bn). The Hong Kong-listed China developer is selling its interests in the Soho Hailun Plaza and...

News

Mirvac and TIAA-CREF form alliance to target core of f ices

US pensions group will provide funding for Australian group’s developments  Australian property group Mirvac has formed an alliance with TIAA-CREF, which will give the US pensions group first rights to...

News

GLP gains state partners in China push

Chinese logistics sector’s market leader steps up its growth via strategic partnerships with state-owned firms  Global Logistic Properties has consolidated its market-leading position in China by joining forces with a...

News

March 2014 News in brief

Sim Lian spends A$133m on five Australian shopping malls Singapore-listed property developer Sim Lian Group has bought five shopping centres in eastern Australia for a total of A$133m ($119m). The properties cover...

Survey

CHINA

Economic reforms and moves to boost domestic consumption are good news for investors in China. A GDP slowdown does not bother many in the market, despite outside warnings of a...